28thAugust

Gone with the Wind

 




Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Romance, War
Release Year: 1939
Country: USA
Runtime: 226
Rating: 6.4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Victor FlemingGeorge CukorSam Wood
Sound: Mono, 70 mm 6-Track, DTS, Dolby Digital, Matrix Surround, Perspecta Stereo, SDDS
Taglines:

  • Now in 70mm. wide screen and full stereophonic sound! [reissue]
  • For the thousands who remember its unparalleled drama, action and romance! For the new thousands to whom the wonders will be revealed for the first time! Breathtaking spectacle, inspired acting by the greatest cast ever assembled! The screens most exciting love story! The most-talked about picture ever made! [reissue]
  • Winner of Ten Academy Awards [reissue]
  • The most magnificent picture ever!

  • Writing by: Margaret Mitchell – (novel)
    Sidney Howard – (screenplay)
    Oliver H.P. Garrett – contributing writer (uncredited)
    Ben Hecht – contributing writer (uncredited)
    Jo Swerling – contributing writer (uncredited)
    John Van Druten – contributing writer (uncredited)

    Produced by: David O. Selznick – producer

    Cast: Thomas Mitchell – Gerald OHara
    Barbara ONeil – Ellen OHara – His Wife (as Barbara ONeill)
    Vivien Leigh – Scarlett OHara – Their Daughter
    Evelyn Keyes – Suellen OHara – Their Daughter
    Ann Rutherford – Carreen OHara – Their Daughter
    George Reeves – Brent Tarleton – Scarletts Beau
    Fred Crane – Stuart Tarleton – Scarletts Beau
    Hattie McDaniel – Mammy – OHara House Servant
    Oscar Polk – Pork – OHara House Servant
    Butterfly McQueen – Prissy – OHara House Servant
    Victor Jory – Jonas Wilkerson – OHara Field Overseer

    Music: Max Steiner
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    Plot Outline: American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
    Plot: Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    George Reeves is credited as playing the part of Brent Tarleton, and Fred Crane is billed as Stuart Tarleton. This is incorrect: Crane played Brent, and Reeves played Stuart.

    Goofs: We know about 56 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Boom mic visible: Shadow on the right hand white door when Scarlett leaves the makeshift hospital.

    Trivia: There are 118 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • When Gary Cooper turned down the role for Rhett Butler, he was passionately against it. He is quoted saying both, “Gone With The Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history,” and, “Im just glad itll be Clark Gable whos falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.”
    • In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #6 Greatest Movie of All Time.
    • [June 2008] Ranked #4 on the American Film Institutes list of the 10 greatest films in the genre “Epic”.


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